Skit 4 - How much is too much?
Instructions to the English teacher
Get the students to alternate roles.
- How much coffee vs. how many cups of coffee. Uncountable nouns vs countable nouns.
- Enough vs too much.
|Student 1||How much coffee do you drink?|
|Student 2||About 8 cups a day.|
|Student 1||That's too much!|
|Student 2||How many cups of coffee do you drink?|
|Student 1||No more than 2 cups a day.|
|Student 2||That's not enough.|
|Student 1||How much water do you drink?|
|Student 2||About a glass.|
|Student 1||That's not enough.|
|Student 2||How many glasses of water do you drink?|
|Student 1||At least 8 glasses a day.|
|Student 2||That's too much.|
Teach healthy and unhealthy. 8 cups of coffee is unhealthy. 8 glasses of water is healthy.
Talk about how much coffee is recommended by doctors (2 cups maximum) and how much water is recommended by doctors (8-12 glasses is the recommended standard) - you can introduce should and shouldn't here.
Then get them to ask and answer the questions in real life and report back to the class. He/she drinks too much ... not enough etc.
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